Archaeological Ordinance Proposal

Since the early 1970s, the City of Savannah has developed and approved ordinances to protect the National Historic Landmark District and other locally designated historic districts. One feature not included in these or any other regulations is an archaeology ordinance.

The City is currently considering the creation of this type of ordinance to allow the community to recognize our archaeological resources as well as understand and celebrate our community’s unique and diverse history


Some issues that prompted this proposal:

  • Need to protect archaeological resources which are not currently protected
  • Need to address National Park Service recommendation for National Historic Landmark District
    -Condition from “Threatened” to “Satisfactory”
  • Recent issue with cemetery on White Bluff Road

Since the early 1970s, the City of Savannah has developed and approved ordinances to protect the National Historic Landmark District and other locally designated historic districts. One feature not included in these or any other regulations is an archaeology ordinance.

The City is currently considering the creation of this type of ordinance to allow the community to recognize our archaeological resources as well as understand and celebrate our community’s unique and diverse history


Some issues that prompted this proposal:

  • Need to protect archaeological resources which are not currently protected
  • Need to address National Park Service recommendation for National Historic Landmark District
    -Condition from “Threatened” to “Satisfactory”
  • Recent issue with cemetery on White Bluff Road
  • Meeting to discuss potential archaeology ordinance

    5 days ago

    The City of Savannah hosted a meeting to discuss the formation of an archaeology ordinance on Thursday, Sept. 26, 6 p.m. at the Coastal Georgia Center.

    Since the early 1970s, the City has developed and approved ordinances to protect the National Historic Landmark District, as well as other locally designated historic districts, during development. Yet, one feature not included in any of these regulations is an archaeology ordinance.

    Through the creation of such an ordinance, the community will be better able to recognize our archaeological resources as well as understand and celebrate our community’s unique and diverse history.

    The presentation...

    The City of Savannah hosted a meeting to discuss the formation of an archaeology ordinance on Thursday, Sept. 26, 6 p.m. at the Coastal Georgia Center.

    Since the early 1970s, the City has developed and approved ordinances to protect the National Historic Landmark District, as well as other locally designated historic districts, during development. Yet, one feature not included in any of these regulations is an archaeology ordinance.

    Through the creation of such an ordinance, the community will be better able to recognize our archaeological resources as well as understand and celebrate our community’s unique and diverse history.

    The presentation from this meeting can be found here


  • Second Archaeology Ordinance Meeting

    5 days ago

    The City of Savannah held a second meeting to discuss the formation of an archaeology ordinance on Thursday, Oct. 24, 6 p.m. at the Coastal Georgia Center.

    During the meeting, the survey results were shared as well as outlining a strategy for next steps as we move forward with the creation of an archaeology ordinance. The City developed and approved ordinances to protect the National Historic Landmark District, as well as other locally designated historic districts. However, one feature not included in any of these regulations is an archaeology ordinance.

    Through the creation of such an ordinance, the community will...

    The City of Savannah held a second meeting to discuss the formation of an archaeology ordinance on Thursday, Oct. 24, 6 p.m. at the Coastal Georgia Center.

    During the meeting, the survey results were shared as well as outlining a strategy for next steps as we move forward with the creation of an archaeology ordinance. The City developed and approved ordinances to protect the National Historic Landmark District, as well as other locally designated historic districts. However, one feature not included in any of these regulations is an archaeology ordinance.

    Through the creation of such an ordinance, the community will be better able to recognize our archaeological resources as well as understand and celebrate our community’s unique and diverse history.

    The presentation from this meeting can be found here